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Old 01-02-2011, 09:57 AM   #61
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Why *don't* you think it's exciting? It could mean the fate of FOSS!
Why?

As if there aren't plenty of x86 Linux distros out there already.

Anyway, I'm downloading it, because I always wanted to see what Android is.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #62
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How could the fate of FOSS hang on the existence of one particular distro?
Because it has compatibility with many of the Android apps millions of people use, unlike most other desktop Linux distros.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 10:09 AM   #63
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Why?

As if there aren't plenty of x86 Linux distros out there already.

Anyway, I'm downloading it, because I always wanted to see what Android is.
Yes, but those Linux distros aren't compatible with Android apps that most Droid and other Android users use.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 10:20 AM   #64
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The fate of all FOSS? How so? Any evidence to back up such a bold statement?
 
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Most people will use smartphone orientated distros on smartphones, and desktop/laptop orientated distros on their desktops/laptops.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:25 AM   #66
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The fate of all FOSS? How so? Any evidence to back up such a bold statement?
Okay, maybe I exaggerated that. But if people find out that Android can run on more than just phones, those who can't afford a Droid or other Android phone will just install Android on their computers. And thuse starts the chain reaction that could bring Microsoft to its knees.
 
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But if people find out that Android can run on more than just phones, those who can't afford a Droid or other Android phone will just install Android on their computers.
And carry them around? BIG pockets? LOL
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And thuse starts the chain reaction that could bring Microsoft to its knees.
Dream on, Kenny.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #68
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And carry them around? BIG pockets? LOL
No. Just the thought of them being able to install the Android apps they know and love on their computers is enough to make them want to install Android so they can do that.

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Dream on, Kenny.
Seriously? If you don't believe me see for yourself when it does occur.
 
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Yes, but those Linux distros aren't compatible with Android apps that most Droid and other Android users use.
Why on earth would you want to use mobile apps on your PC?

On the other hand, I've never used a mobile app. But aren't they made for tiny screens?
 
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In the installer, where you format the drive, it said "All data in that partition will LOSE."
 
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In the installer, where you format the drive, it said "All data in that partition will LOSE."
Have you tried testing it in Live mode?
 
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Have you tried testing it in Live mode?
That was not a problem, I just thought is was a funny mistake that they said "the data will lose" instead of "the data will be lost".

Anyway, it asked me to format, then it said that it cannot mount, and asked if I want to format it, and so on indefinitely. I booted an Ubuntu live CD and used it to format the drive, and Android installed.

It's running now, but there is no mouse cursor, and even if I try to click on things (by guessing the cursor position) nothing happens.
 
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Are you sure it recognizes your mouse?
 
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Is this in VirtualBox?
 
Old 01-02-2011, 04:29 PM   #75
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Are you sure it recognizes your mouse?
How would I know?

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Is this in VirtualBox?
Yes.
 
  


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